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With its bottom-up approach, EUREKA supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help improve the daily life of everyday people. The commercialisation of the innovative products, processes and services from hundreds of successfully completed projects have added billions of euro to national economies.

Here is a selection of our best innovative R&D projects.

Geothermal Energy
Train delays in the winter can be exasperating. Annoyance ranging from long waits in under-heated stations to travels in overcrowded wagons. Not to mention the...

Optical Technology related to measurements
, Even a small spark of fire on an oil rig can turn into a deadly blaze if not promptly put out, as some of the worst industrial accidents have shown. No...

Food Technology
Lithuanian confectionery company Rūta and its EUREKA partners have developed the technology to use a range of little-known plant sources from the Baltic region...

Geothermal Energy
The chaos caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland April 2010 and the dispersal of its ash cloud across European airspace was a reminder of the tremendous...

Optical Technology related to measurements
Horst Harrer seems a fairly typical German small business owner. His company Harrer & Kassen, which he started 20 years ago in the south-western town...

Food Technology
Two years ago, a group of friends were enjoying a glass of wine in the Mosel region in south-west Germany when their conversation turned to the health benefits...

Geothermal Energy
Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in the world, with an estimated ten billion tonnes manufactured each year. The everyday structures of 21st...

Analyses / Test Facilities and Methods
The EUREKA E! 3106 UNCERTAINTY MANAGER project has developed a powerful and versatile software-based system and a supporting database to provide a fast,...

Optical Technology related to measurements
EUREKA project E! 2507 EUROENVIRON COPAP has developed a new detection device that will aid research into global climate change, environmental studies, life-...

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.